Just thinking. (#1.)

Why is it White America (no, not all whites), is so supportive of Donald Trump and (to a lesser degree), the Republican Party?    I’ve come to the conclusion that White America is  drawn to Trump and the Republican message  because they’re scared, and his words and actions sooth their fears.

They see a changing world; one in which illegal aliens are portrayed as locusts, coming to take away from them their jobs and “way of life”, and they’re scared.  The irony is these people are coming and doing the jobs that “White America” wants nothing to do with.

They see a changing world; one in which African-Americans are portrayed as ‘Out of Control,’ a threat and drain to their “way of life”, and they’re scared.  The absurdity of this being that to be black in America today is really (in so many intangible ways) no different than it was in 1965.

They see a changing world;  one in which Muslims are seen as the enemy to their religion,  their “way of life”, and they’re scared.  They forget that it is the same god, with the same message, that both religions follow.

They see a changing world; one in which the “American Dream”  their dream, is dying, and they’re scared.  In its place is a world of increasing uncertainty, anxiety, and fear.

They see a changing world; one in which they’re no longer automatically the captain of the ship (so to speak), and their scared.  The history of this country has always been seen through the eyes of “White America” and now that that’s changing, they fear the future, they fear the unknown, and that scares them.

 

 

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